Master’s in International Hotel Management

  • - 9 months (+6 months internship)
  • - Specialize in hotel management
  • - Internship at a top hotel brand
  • - Practical operations experience
  • - Business field trip to Dubai
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Everything you need to become a successful hotel manager.

  • Become an expert in hotel management for high-end hotels
  • Discover all aspects of hotel operations through practical hands-on experience
  • Gain valuable industry exposure through field trips and internships
  • Master the latest business management theory and strategy

This nine-month program combines practical, hands-on hotel management experience with the latest thinking in operations, marketing, talent development and leadership, bespoke career support and unique industry access – all designed to give you the skills, knowledge, confidence and network to succeed.

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Perfect for career switchers or ambitious hospitality graduates looking to specialize in hotel management.

Thanks to our unique position in the industry, we give you access to the best hotels through field trips and your internship and to visitors from top hotel groups who visit the campus to find talent.

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Academic structure
    • Semester 1

      (15-16 Academic weeks)

    • Short Semester 2

      (12-13 Academic weeks) + Business field trip to Dubai

    • Semester 3

      6-month Internship or applied Project

  • Semester 1

    (15-16 Academic weeks)

  • Short Semester 2

    (12-13 Academic weeks) + Business field trip to Dubai

  • Semester 3

    6-month Internship or applied Project

Academic content

A course structure designed to give you everything you need to become a hotel manager.

Start with practical experience in the first semester, learn the theory and strategy – and how to apply it – in the second semester before rounding it off in a real-world setting during your internship.

Semester 1 (15-16 Academic weeks):

A deep dive into all aspects of hotel operations, including rooms, housekeeping, front desk and food & beverage. Sharpen your financial, operational and people management skills and test them in a theoretical scenario using our unique virtual hotel.

Short Semester 2 (12-13 Academic weeks):

Learn about strategy, asset management, sustainability and events before tackling an applied business capstone project. Also includes a field trip to Dubai where you will see how high-quality hotels operate in the real world and take advantage of unrivalled networking opportunities.

Semester 3 : 6-month Internship or Applied Project:

A six-month professional internship in one of the industry’s most sought-after brands provides an opportunity to apply everything you have learned in class.

 

Practical operations exposure

Gaining experience in the operational side of the hotels is essential if you want to reach the top in the industry.

All the best hotel managers know exactly how each essential cog in the hotel machine works.

Whether you are switching career or a recent graduate looking to specialise, this aspect of the program is key to unlocking a better understanding of how hotels operate and building credibility among future employers.

Our on-campus facilities in Marbella are state-of-the-art and offer real hotel simulations that give you an in-depth understanding of how a hotel functions from top to bottom.

Areas you work in:

– F&B: service and kitchen operation
– Rooms division: housekeeping and front office
– Design and facilities
– Finance and performance management

 

Professional internship

While the skills you will develop are important, on-the-job experience is the key to landing a top role.

That’s why we include six months of direct work experience with the Master’s in International Hotel Management via the internship that follows your academic studies.

 

An Internship tailored to your aspirations

Your dedicated Les Roches careers advisors will work with you to create a personal profile that sets out your ambitions, career paths and preferred destinations.

From there, we leverage our unrivalled industry connections to help you secure an internship that’s tailored to your skills and aspirations.

The internship not only gives you valuable practical experience working at industry leading brands such as Four Seasons, Ritz Carlton, Mandarin Oriental, Jumeirah and ITC Hotels, it also offers incredible networking opportunities and could even land you a job offer.

Business field trip

Nothing fires the academic imagination and brings your studies to life quite like a field trip – and our program’s hugely popular visit to Dubai is no exception.

You will visit some of the world’s most luxurious hotels, meet General Managers and other leaders, broaden your network and gain exposure to one of the world’s fastest-growing and most innovative luxury hospitality markets.

Admission requirements

Next intake dates:

February 2024

September 2024

Minimum age:

21

Education:

A Bachelor degree  (or its international equivalent) in hospitality, tourism, or business management is preferred. However, applicants with a Bachelor’s degree in a related field may be considered.

The school accepts documents in English, or one of the Swiss national languages, i.e. French, German and Italian. If not, an official notarized translation in English will be required.

Work experience:

Relevant work experience is preferable, but not required.

English level:

If English is not your first language, or if you have not spent the last two years studying in an institution where English is the primary language of instruction, please enclose a copy of one of the following:

  • IELTS: overall 6.0 and min. 5.5 in every sub-component*
  • TOEFL: Internet-based 80 or paper-based 550
  • First Cambridge Exam: Grade A
  • Cambridge Advanced Exam: Grade C
  • Duolingo 115 with no component under 105

*Only tests taken/issued in an official IELTS testing center are accepted.

Help with your English

Those below the stated official English level can take additional English support classes. We offer intensive programs in Switzerland and Spain.

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Fees

This is an illustration of the basic fee structure you can expect for the program. For a full breakdown of fees download a course brochure.

Academic expenses EUR
Tuition Fees 24,190
Learning Resources & Practical arts apparel 895
Health and accident insurance 1,085
Business Field Trip 2,310
Total 28,480
Living expenses EUR
Half board 3,520
Total 3,520

Your passport to the hotel management big league

Put simply, this is the program for you if you want to be a successful hotel manager at a leading, luxury brand.

200

Brands visit our campuses every year to find talent

94%

Of career-seeking students have one or more job offers on graduation

Put simply, this is the program for you if you want to be a successful hotel manager at a leading, luxury brand.

Access to the best hotel brands

Les Roches has a long history and an enviable reputation, meaning we can give you access to the most prestigious hotels. Each year, the best hotel brands in the business come to our campuses to recruit new talent.

Career support tailored to you

From the moment you arrive on campus to graduation and beyond, our Careers Services team will be with you every step of the way. Based on your key skills and attributes, we will help you find the right department and role at the hotel brand that’s best for you.

Network with the best

The Les Roches name is respected the world over and, once you graduate, you become a member of the prestigious Les Roches Global Alumni Association. This gives you life-long access to incredible industry connections.

Access to the best hotel brands

Les Roches has a long history and an enviable reputation, meaning we can give you access to the most prestigious hotels. Each year, the best hotel brands in the business come to our campuses to recruit new talent.

Career support tailored to you

From the moment you arrive on campus to graduation and beyond, our Careers Services team will be with you every step of the way. Based on your key skills and attributes, we will help you find the right department and role at the hotel brand that’s best for you.

Network with the best

The Les Roches name is respected the world over and, once you graduate, you become a member of the prestigious Les Roches Global Alumni Association. This gives you life-long access to incredible industry connections.

The Master’s in International Hotel Management will open doors to managerial roles in areas such as:

  • Food and beverage
  • Housekeeping
  • Front office
  • Guest relations
  • Sales and marketing
  • Human resources
  • Revenue management
Leading Hotel brands hire our graduates
Alumni

Successful Hotel Management careers launched with the Master's in International Hotel Management

Waldy TorresAssistant Director of Front Office, Rosewood Hotels Sand Hill

'This Master’s opened my mind into how to be a strategic leader, how to run the hotel as a business, how to scale, how to market the hotel across different channels and countries.'

Valentina Silva Orams

'The teachers are amazing, and they have a lot of experience. It’s not only about what they know but also what they did before and where they worked'

Abhiveer Singh Chundawat Assistant Manager for F&B Department, Hilton

'I’ve met people from all over the world. The exposure you get here is unmatchable.'

Our Faculty

Learn from the best in the business who have lived and breathed hotel management at the top of the industry.

Dr Melinda RatkaiProfessor

Marbella

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Ana Rosa GonzálezSenior Lecturer, Rooms Division

Marbella

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Dr Melinda RatkaiProfessor

Marbella

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Ana Rosa GonzálezSenior Lecturer, Rooms Division

Marbella

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The perfect pairing of practical and academic

Whether you are switching career or a recent graduate looking to specialise, you will need practical experience to back up your academic knowledge.

Our facilities in Marbella offer real hotel simulations that give you the perfect environment in which to put into practice what you have learned in an operational setting.

Marbella: sun-kissed, luxurious learning

A world-famous luxury resort, Marbella is home to high-end hotels, top-class restaurants and luxury retail outlets – a living, breathing hospitality classroom.

What better atmosphere in which to soak up the skills and experience needed to excel in hotel management?

The campus

Study the Masters in International Hotel Management at our Marbella campus

Masters in hotel management FAQs

Which master degree is best for hotel management?

As well as developing practical experience, if you have aspirations to lead a hotel, you need a program that gives you everything you need to become a hotel manager from an academic point of view. Here, you should be looking for a rounded knowledge of hotel operations, the development of people management skills, and the acquisition of strategy, asset management, sustainability and event know-how.

With a 9-month fast-track program, practical operations exposure, and an internship at a top hotel brand, as well as the opportunity to master business management strategy, the Les Roches Masters in Hotel Management is one of the industry’s leading hotel management programs for postgraduates.

Many of the world’s biggest and most prestigious hotel companies actively seek out Les Roches graduates for employment. Examples of top hotel brands that have hired directly from Les Roches for their next talent include Ritz-Carlton, Four Season Hotel and Resorts, Mandarin Oriental, Rosewood Hotels & Resorts and many more. These companies are highly selective in their recruitment process and typically seek out candidates who have completed a hospitality degree from a top-tier institution, such as Les Roches.

What are the benefits of masters in hotel management?

Choose your program wisely and a Masters in Hotel Management can equip you well for a leadership career in the hotel industry. Benefits include being able to lead business strategy as well as multicultural and diverse teams. You’ll acquire practical experience as part of the very best programs, enabling you to both test your expertise and build your CV at a top brand.

As a graduate of our own Masters in Hotel Management you’ll be positioned to head into leadership roles in the country of your choice. You’ll receive bespoke career support and acquire a network of influential contacts that can open doors to incredible opportunities. Ultimately, you’ll be on the pathway to becoming a General Manager.